About Janaagraha’s work in Odisha

Janaagraha’s work in Odisha since 2019 aims to strengthen governance in 114 urban local bodies (ULBs) in Odisha, categorized as 5 Municipal corporations, 48 Municipalities, and 61 Notified Area Councils by focusing on improving municipal finance, staffing/capacities and creating new models for citizen engagement.
Janaagraha believes that a select range of reforms, covering – (a) revenue augmentation, (b) community participation (c) staffing and performance management – has the potential to bring about irreversible municipal strengthening.
By supporting Odisha Government’s Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD) in reform implementation in these 3 aspects, Janaagraha aims to help municipalities deliver better quality urban services and infrastructure in the medium to long-term. The team accomplishes this by adopting a mix of PMU model at the state as well as capacity building across the functionaries and hand-holding support to individual municipalities.

More about our work in each of these areas below

Strengthening municipal finance in Odisha by covering resource mobilisation, fiscal decentralisation, fiscal responsibility and budget managementRead More
Transforming Slums in Odisha into liveable habitats by supporting the government in implementing the Jaga Mission 2.0 objectivesRead More
Improving the quality-of-service delivery by local governments by strengthening human capital, enhancing performance management structure and dashboard.Read More